Daves' Diary

Welcome to my very own slice of the world wide web. This is an account of my trials and tribulations as I try to forge ahead on this spinning globe and get myself a 'career' in the process. Please read on and make sure your feet are clean. Thanks!

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

2012 and beyond....


As one year becomes another what changes?

 A cynic would say that one new day is the same as the last old day but those of us, ahem, not feeling cynical look at each new day as being one full of new opportunity and unchartered territory. Like an explorer the journey continues……..
it's a jungle....

The undergrowth has been treacherous with vultures circling high above. All is not lost as I have a penknife and shiny CV.

Updating this in a coffee shop.

xmas and ne'er...


The travails that make up job searching don’t really take a proper break over Xmas and Ne’er.

It stutters but it doesn’t stop.

 It is all made a bit harder by companies doing budgets, running at skeleton staff and having parties but it does continue.

 The whole world does not all take a break. The search goes on and on and on…..

Sunday, 18 December 2011

feeeedback.............nah nah nah

Have you ever skipped out of an interview high on adrenaline and confident you’ve got the job only to find out later you haven’t? Or maybe you left the interview with that gloomy feeling knowing you’ve messed up and you want to know where you went wrong.

Getting feedback from employers post interview can give you an insight that will help you to move on and start thinking about the next application.

Thank you for the constructive feedback. I appreciate your thoughts and you taking time to provide a response on this matter.

Is this wrong?........

Dear Carol

I would appreciate some more detailed feedback than this please. I travelled 6 hours by train and bus to give you all a very thorough breakdown of my career and aspirations. It would help me to have an understanding of how I did not match the calibre of other applicants from the questions put me?

Many thanks for your time,

 Feedback on a Sunday.....I am bitter...

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


Left Londinium on 17 November after 14 months trying hard to make it work. Was leaving hasty and impetuous?

Only time can tell me that.

 Now having relocated to the other end of the country the quest for the job continues. Like the search for the Holy Grail….

Looking for a silver lining takes a great amount of time. If you ‘settle’ then it comes sooner but at what cost?

Now back in Scotland I am colder but the hunt is keeping me warm!

With many irons, of all shapes and sizes, in the fire I am sure that 2012 will be THE year!